Android Listeners: Start the New Year (and Every Day of 2014) by Waking Up with Pandora

Happy New Year!

Last month we released a new version of our Pandora app for iOS that included a top-requested new product feature from our listeners: an Alarm Clock.  The response from listeners using the new Alarm Clock has been overwhelmingly positive and today I’m thrilled to share that we’re releasing version 5.1 for Android that will now allow listeners on Android smartphones to wake up to their favorite Pandora music as well.

Just like the one we built for iOS, the Alarm Clock for Android includes key features like the ability to easily snooze.  When the alarm goes off, your music will begin to play with album art scrolling in the background. At this point, you can choose to keep listening to your music simply by tapping the song title or artist name on your phone screen, snooze or turn off the alarm. There are also a few notable features that are unique to the Alarm Clock for Android, including the ability to customize how often your alarm repeats throughout the week. Since you don’t have to keep the Pandora app running in the foreground in order for the alarm to play music when it fires, the Alarm Clock for Android is easier than ever to use.

For those of you that are a slave to your snooze button, you can set the snooze option for 5, 10, 15 or 20 minute increments. When this option is activated, your music will pause and the amount of time remaining will be displayed along with a progress bar counting down how many minutes you have left before the alarm will go off again. If you enjoy falling asleep to the sounds of your favorite Pandora tunes, we have you covered; the Alarm Clock for Android was built to also work in conjunction with the Sleep Timer.

0.Drawer 1.Alarm 2.Snooze 3.Settings

We’re excited to kick-off 2014 with this new feature for all of our Android listeners and as always, we’re just getting started. As we work to fulfill our mission to completely reinvent radio, we are constantly thinking of new ways to seamlessly deliver the best personalized radio experience in every possible listening environment. So stay tuned for more product enhancements and updates on all of our platforms throughout the coming year.

We wish you happy snoozing…and waking up to Pandora!


The Pandora Team

55 thoughts on “Android Listeners: Start the New Year (and Every Day of 2014) by Waking Up with Pandora

  1. Pandora radio alarm clock the is a great idea. Can’t wait to try it especially because the android phones were included. What more could you want than to wake up to your favorite music .

  2. This is awesome.

    Now… Would you please add support for multiple alarms as I don’t awake at the same time on weekends as I do weekdays and I’d love to just set it once. Can it be done?

  3. So this isn’t a new version for “Android”, just for Android phones, and tablet users will continue to get a glorified webapp that *lost* features in the last major release. Thanks a bunch.

  4. Pandora is the best place to listen to your favorite music is the best, I’m so happy that this year they have this feature available thank you Pandora.

  5. This is awesome, now if only you set an option where you can set different wakeup times for different days of the week.
    5am Monday – Thursday
    6am Friday
    9am Saturday – Sunday

  6. @Keith @Hue Tang @SD @Alyssa At this time, the Pandora alarm clock feature is only available on the Android mobile device. We’ll let our team know you’d like feature parity on your Android tablets. -Alyssa

    • With all due respect, this is exactly what we heard when the sleep timer was removed from tablets, and instead of fixing that, your developers went ahead with more nonsensically phone-only features.

  7. For the past week every time i run pandora on my phone i get the “wake up with pandora” splash screen. I have to click continue to pandora. How do i get the splash screen to stop? This is infuriating! I am getting close to canceling my account!

    • You want larger buttons? A tablet would be great for that– oh. Wait. Pandora isn’t adding features to the tablet app anymore.

  8. Disappointed to see that the option was not listed in installation of the latest version. I was greeted by the screen advertising it but am not seeing the option on the menu. Help please? I have a Galaxy S III on 4.3

  9. The alarm clock worked fantastically for me for about two weeks, and now it’s not working at all. It seemed to bug out when I switched the station it was on for the alarm. I’ve switched it back now, but it still isn’t working.

  10. Ridiculous that this is not supported for tablets! The app on my tablet is worse than if I were to go on to listen to my stations!

  11. Irked at not having the alarm function on tablet version. Also dislike the split screen view with small album art and always visible channel selection list. Could not care less about social media tie-ins, let me control functionality and appearance.

  12. I’ve been using pandora alarm for a long time and always used the snooze and it worked great. Recently, I don’t know what happened but it won’t let me hit snooze. When it goes off it takes me to playstore and then to pandora app. I’ve tried turning it off and back on, I tried deleting and reinstalling the app, nothing works. I know this is really old but it’s the only thing i found on Google that i could ask a question so hopefully someone sees it.

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